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Vera Rubin

AKA Vera Cooper

Born: 23-Jul-1928
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Structure of galaxies

Father: Philip Cooper
Mother: Rose Applebaum
Husband: Robert Rubin (m. 25-Jun-1948, three sons, one daughter)
Son: David
Daughter: Judith Young
Son: Karl
Son: Allan

    University: AB, Vassar College (1948)
    University: MA, Cornell University (1951)
    University: PhD, Georgetown University (1954)
    Teacher: Montgomery County Junior College (1954-55)
    Scholar: Research Associate Astronomer, Georgetown University (1955-65)
    Professor: Georgetown University (1959-65)

    Carnegie Institution for Science (1965-)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Philosophical Society
    International Astronomical Union
    National Academy of Sciences
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Pontifical Academy of Sciences
    National Medal of Science 1993
    Dickson Prize 1994
    Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 1996
    Gruber Prize in Cosmology 2002
    Bruce Medal 2003
    James Craig Watson Medal 2004

Author of books:
Bright Galaxies Dark Matters (1997)


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